23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
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Hakodate
— 1 night
Drive
5
Niseko-cho
— 8 nights
Drive
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Sapporo
— 1 night
Fly
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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Tokyo

— 3 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Odaiba District, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills), visit Asakusa, and get to know the resident critters at Ueno Zoo.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo itinerary app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In February, Tokyo is cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Kyoto

— 3 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, admire the striking features of Jishu Shrine, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and wander the streets of Gion.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo

— 3 nights
Enjoy Tokyo some more: take a stroll through Odaiba District, don't miss a visit to Hachiko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple, and get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Hakodate.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Hakodate

— 1 night

City of Lights

A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower and then hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hakodate travel route site.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in February, things will get a bit cooler in Hakodate: highs are around 1°C and lows about -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping · Museums · Nature · Parks

Niseko-cho

— 8 nights

Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido

Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Explore Niseko-cho's surroundings by going to Rusutsu Resort Ski (in Rusutsu-mura), Niseko Hanazono Resort (in Kutchan-cho) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, get outside with Hokkaido Backcountry Club, get a dose of the wild on Niseko Outdoor Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Niseko-cho online trip builder.

You can drive from Hakodate to Niseko-cho in 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Niseko-cho are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Sapporo

— 1 night

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sapporo day trip planning app.

You can drive from Niseko-cho to Sapporo in 2 hours. When traveling from Niseko-cho in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Sapporo, with highs around 1°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Tokyo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, then admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Sapporo, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Fun & Games

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.